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CLA 308 - Lecture 5

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA308H1
Professor
Dimitri Nakassis
Semester
Winter

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CLA308 NotesFeb28HandoutMain sources of festival Dipolieia AthensAristophanes Clouds 984985Oldfashioned and Dipoliodean and filled with cicadasand Kekeides and BouphoniaDipoleia here is synonymous to oldfashioned or from olden times maybeMight suggest that the festival has been performed since early on in Greek historyPausanias 1244Upon the altar of Zeus Polieus they place barley mixed with wheat and leave it unguarded The ox which they keep already prepared for sacrifice goes to the altar and partakes of the grain One of the priests they call the oxslayer who kills the ox and then casting aside the axe here according to the ritual runs away The others bring the axe to trial as though they know not the man who did the deedIllustrates the basics of the ritual Reappropriation of the guiltblame onto nonhuman objectsox axePausanias 12810The Court in the Prytaneum as it is cal
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